Enzymes are biological catalysts which mean that they speed up chemical reactions in the human body. Most enzymes are proteins, and they are essential for our bodies to function. They help with respiration, digestion, and muscle and nerve function, among many others.
For digestion, enzymes are fundamental in breaking down food into smaller molecules, such as glucose, so that the body can use them as fuel.
If enzymes are prevented from functioning properly, it can cause digestive difficulties. This can be experienced as bloating or digestive discomfort. Sourdough bread can neutralise these difficulties thanks to good bacteria making the bread easier to digest and leaving us fuller for longer.
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